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Federal District Court in California strikes down California’s 2001 Unsafe Handgun Act

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 5/25/2023
The Supreme Court’s Bruen decision is working its way through the lower courts, but Democrats hope they can delay cases getting to the Supreme Court until the court’s makeup changes. What will happen to crime and suicide rates? Without states considering microstamping, decisions like this may give them second thoughts.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Santa Anna, California is the latest in a line of decisions striking down state gun laws following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year expanding gun rights. The judge said it would not take effect for 14 days to give the state a chance to appeal. . . .